"They say I could be drafted in the first round, maybe even higher."  Craig "Ironhead" Heyward.

2021 NFL MOCK DRAFT

 

The Matriculator's Top 50 Players in the 2019 Draft

The Matriculator's Top 50 Players in the 2018 Draft

The Matriculator's top 50 Players in the 2017 Draft

THE MATRICULATOR'S TOP 40 PLAYERS IN THE 2016 DRAFT

THE MATRICULATOR'S TOP 40 PLAYERS IN THE 2015 DRAFT

 THE MATRICULATOR'S TOP 40 PLAYERS IN THE 2014 DRAFT

THE MATRICULATOR'S TOP 32 PLAYERS IN THE 2013 DRAFT

THE MATRICULATOR'S TOP 32 PLAYERS IN THE 2012 DRAFT

THE MATRICULATOR'S TOP 15 PLAYERS IN THE 2011 DRAFT

 

This Mock Draft is not intended to rank the players based on ability, but will take into account the yearly ineptitude of Daniel Snyder and The Bills Braintrust (yes, that’s an oxymoron) as well as the annual Oakland Raiders dart toss. We also give you the last five picks at the spot, starting with 2010, along with their draft grade. Click Here for Draft Grading Systempostions_05.png

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  QB   Trevor Lawrence, Clemson   Jacksonville Jaguars thumb_up_04.png
Lawrence has a high end NFL arm and has proven that he can make throws only a few NFL tossers can make. We think he has regressed ever so slightly the past two years as he looks to run too often and sometimes doesn't work through his progressions.  He's a big target, so hopefully the Jags can convince him to stay in the pocket.  He's one of the top 10 prospects we've seen in our eleven years.
2   QB   Zach Wilson, BYU   New York Jets thumb_up_04.png

A month ago it seemed the Jets would have Deshaun Watson and the Texans would be drafting here.  Ahh, the best laid plans went down in a smoking heap of 19 lawsuit flames.  The Jets have to take a tosser here, which means they might stick with Sam Darnold.   That's what the Jets do.  But we give them the benefit of the doubt and they take Wilson, whom they will promptly drive into oblivion as they have done with every othe rplayer they've drafted in the passing game for a the last few decades.

3   QB   Mac Jones, Alabam   San Francisco 49ers (from Dolphins) thumb_up_04.png

The 49ers can't be this dumb, can they?  The rumor is that Mac Jones is their guy.  If he is, this will torpedo the franchsie for the next 5 years.  If they take Justin Fields or Zach Wilson, they should be okay.  They are appraaching the crossroad.

4   QB   Justin Fields, Ohio State   Atlanta Falcons thumb_up_04.png
The Falcons are granted a gift from the heavens with the 49ers taking Mac Jones.  The Falcons can't screw this one up.  Matt Ryan is aging rapidly and with a new GM it's time to make that move.  
5   WR   Ja'marr Chase, LSU   Cincinnati Bengals thumb_up_04.png
Someone wants to trade up, but the Bengals never trade.  Instead, they take Joe Burrow's former LSU running mate in Ja'marr Chase.  The Browns have the core of a studly, young passing group for the next 4 years.
6   TE   Kyle Pitts, Florida   Dallas Cowboys (from Dolphins) thumb_up_04.png

Jerry just can't resist.  Pitts is a once in a decade type of talent.  The Fins move back 4 spots and get a 2nd rounder in 2021 and 2022.

7   OT   Penei Sewell, Oregon   Detroit Lions thumb_up_04.png

Sewell still being available at this pick is a gift from Crom.
8   QB   Trey Lance, N. Dakota State   Carolina Panthers thumb_up_04.png

The Panthers are officially irrelevant after trading actual draft picks for Sam Darnold, who wasn't special in college and has been terrible in the pros.  They get Lance who needs to sit for a year and is a real reach here.

9   CB   Jaycee Horn, South Carolina   Denver Broncos thumb_up_04.png
He's feisty and fearless, but he commits too many penalties.  
10   OL   Rashawn Slater, Northwestern   Miami Dolphins (from Cowboys) thumb_up_04.png

The Fins have one starting caliber offensive lineman before the draft.  They now have two.  Slater will be a Pro Bowler no later than 2022.

11   WR   Devonta Smith, Alabama   New York Giants thumb_up_04.png
The Giants added Kenny Golladay and now the Heisman Trophy winner in Smith.  This will be Daniel Jones make or break season.
12   WR   Jaylen Waddle, Alabama   Philadelphia Eagles (from Dolphins) thumb_up_04.png

The Eagles are a mess.  They took a wide reciever in the first round last year and are forced to do it again.  

13   OT   Christian Darrisaw, Virginia Tech   Los Angeles Chargers thumb_up_04.png
The Chargers offense is set for years to come if they can keep Justin Herbert upright.
14   CB   Patrick Surtain, Alabama   Minnesota Vikings thumb_up_04.png

The Vikings need to find a shut down corner, and Surtain could be the guy.

15   LB   Micah Parsons, Penn State   New England Patriots thumb_up_04.png

The Pats need weapons on offense, but they like to build through their defense.

16   DT   Christian Barmore, Alabama   Arizona Cardinals  

The Cardinals can get a serviceable offensive lineman in the second round. 

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2ND ROUND

3RD ROUND

2011/2012 Matriculator Six

2013 Matriculator Six

2014 Matriculator Six

2015 Matriculator Six

2016 Matriculator Six

2017 Matriculator Six